‘Lying, Cheating and Stealing’ in UK’s House of Lords
“There is nothing wrong with poverty so long as you can get out of it. You will be stronger and fitter and better.
You only have to scrape the surface and the patina of most people in Britain today and go back a few generations to see someone who burnt the candle at both ends so that they could get out of the grief, and they passed that on to their children. That is what we need to replicate and duplicate.” (Big Issue )
Big Issue founder John Bird recalls getting into the House of Lords “by lying, cheating and stealing” as well as learning to read and write in prison and begging on the streets of Edinburgh during his Maiden speech in the House of Lords.